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Re: PowerPC Kernel installs



On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 07:41:43AM -0500, Jeremy T. Bouse wrote:
> der.hans was said to been seen saying:
> > How're you installing the new kernel? Do you have a partition of type 41
> > at the beginning of the disk onto which you dd the kernel?
> > 
> 	Yes... the system has 3 partitions on a SCSI harddrive... sda1 is
> the ext2 / partitions, sda2 is the Type 41 PPC PReP Boot partition and
> sda3 is the swap... do I have to dd the kernel to the PReP boot partition?
> This was actually done for me during the install through the boot disks I
> grab'd off www.debian.org for PReP... The kernels I have been attempting
> to install are the kernel-image-2.2.{12,13}-prep which want to run quik
> to make the system bootable...
> 
> > That's what I do for my blackhawks and other Mot boxen.
> > 
> > I'd say not since you mention quik :). I haven't used quik, so have no
> > clue if it works. I haven't needed it. If I have two disks, one is my
> > stable kernel and the other is my unstable kernel.
> > 
> 	Only reason I mention'd quik was that the kernel-image packages
> have both tried to use it to make the system bootable...
> 
> > Did you install based on http://www.debian.org/~porter/? If you used
> > another setup or set of docs I'd like to know about them as it might have
> > more/different info than what Matt has up.
> > 
> 	Yes that is the install instructions I followed when I first did
> the install and it made the system bootable from the harddrive... Since
> then I have not been able to reproduce whatever it did to make the system
> boot the kernel... Even though I"ve install'd new kernels on the system it
> still has yet to boot one of them...

dd if=<kernel_image> of=/dev/sda2
		        ^^^^^^^^^
		        your case

Apologies since I haven't yet file a bug report or fixed the kernel-image
packages installer to not attempt to use quik on PReP systems.  I'm trying
but am low on time and swimming in email. :-/

Anybody care to fix this?

--
Matt Porter
mmporter@home.com
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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